Bradley Cooper wants to get the band back together. The actor/director told Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday (April 25) that while there’s no chance he and Lady Gaga will take their Oscar-winning show on the road anytime soon, if he had his way, they might revive some of the A Star Is Born magic in a live setting somewhere down the road.
“I mean, no,” Cooper laughed when DeGeneres asked if he and Gaga have considered going on an A Star Is Born tour. “But what I thought would be a cool thing to do, maybe one night, would be like a live reading of the script and sing all the songs as we read the script, like at the Hollywood Bowl or something.” They have a bit of experience, of course, thanks to their stirring performance of the soundtrack’s breakout hit “Shallow” at the Oscars, which the actor said was “pretty terrifying.”
“I actually wasn’t nervous, because I worked so hard. I just worked really hard and Lady Gaga is so supportive. But it was terrifying,” he said. “Because I’m not a singer and I didn’t sing before this movie, so it was really crazy. … But it just shows you that if you work really hard, and you’re with supportive people, that you can do things that you never even dreamed possible.”
Frankly, he was a bit worried that people would never watch the movie again if the Oscars performance had flopped. “So it was one of those things where it was like, ‘It has to be great’ … and it felt great.”
He also noted that the one time he was afraid was when he performed on the main stage at Glastonbury ahead of 1976 ASIB alum Kris Kristofferson, during which he was afraid the notoriously rowdy English crowd might bottle him off the stage. “Two takes, we had four minutes, I sang ‘Maybe It’s Time’ twice,” he said, with DeGeneres noting that it seemed like the crowd loved it. “They couldn’t hear it because we never played anything through the PA system … because we couldn’t release the music before the movie came out. That’s why you don’t know if they’re going to throw a bottle at you. ;Cause they’re like, ‘Who is this idiot that I can’t hear?'”
Watch Cooper discuss his A Star Is Born nostalgia with Ellen below.